Just the Facts on Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) is an interesting player in the Healthcare space, with a focus on Hospitals. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $4.49, down from yesterday’s close by -9.84%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) currently trades with a market capitalization of $522.59 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -31.57 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $328 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.22 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.25% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Community Health Systems, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $10.51. It is now trading 6.02% off that level. The stock is trading $5.19 its 50-day moving average by 0.7%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $3.85.

In recent action, Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) has made a move of -18.36% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 27.85% with $109.99 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CYH.

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